Anyone who has entered debt negotiation with a creditor knows how tedious the process can be. Between stubborn creditors and bills piling up, many people give up on the debt negotiation process and never get the relief they need. Having representation on your side is one way to beat this obstacle and maximize your chances at a successful negotiation.
Debt negotiation companies appeal to many people battling overwhelming debts as they can offer to negotiate with creditors on your behalf. Taking the stress off of you and taking over the negotiation is often a welcome relief for most people. However, not all debt negotiation companies are legitimate or successful in their negotiations, leaving you paying for services that were not fruitful. Although some debt negotiation companies can helpful, you do run the risk of unqualified or inexperienced employees or upfront fees.
Debt negotiation lawyers can also be great help when dealing with creditors, especially if wage garnishment or repossession is a concern. Not only can a lawyer stop negative collection efforts, they can often be more influential in negotiations than a traditional debt negotiation company. Also, lawyers are going to have a higher level of qualification and be held to a higher ethical standard than debt negotiation companies operating outside of the legal realm.